Simulator Catches Fire at Frankfurt Airport Office Building

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 29, 2016 Updated: December 29, 2016

BERLIN—A flight simulator has caught fire in an office building at the Frankfurt airport, forcing some 200 people to evacuate.

The fire service says one person was taken to a hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. The blaze on Thursday was extinguished within 45 minutes.

Police told German news agency dpa that a technical fault likely was to blame for the fire at the building belonging to German airline Condor.

Firefighters say the simulator, much of which burned out, contained a replica passenger cabin.